I’m not surprised the TDI goes like stink, it is the sport with the boost gauges. My son had a Boxster and the Beetle was a lot more fun to drive.I had a 2003 Tdi one for a while. I really liked it and I even raced it with some success too.
I got rid of it in the end because it was just a bit too small and didn't have any towing capacity but I put almost 100k miles on it (it had 160,000 when I sold it) and it was always very reliable.
But it had a fair bit of rust and I had to do a bit of welding to get it through its MOT. Maybe that's why you don't see them so much anymore - because they do rust.
Well, out for a walk last night with the present Mrs BBB, and the two blue 'new' beetles have gone.... current location unknown. They have been replaced by a cream mk1 golf with a white roof and some very wide (4"?) white arches. Looks good IMHO. Also there is a more modern VW - Golf/Polo, didn't really pay it much attention... my gaze drawn by the cool looking mk1....There are 2 blue ones parked up on a driveway 2 mins walk from mine. Not moved since lockdown as far as I can see. Don't look in bad condition, but the rear one is on flat tyres and is blocking the other one in. Shame, but I have no inclination to 'rescue' them....
Get anything with the 18t BAM engine and tune it to 300hp for smiles per hour.Totally agree, more like a sports car. I’d a run in a nicely specced diesel sport a while back, very nippy and I’d happily daily one. Have always thought about a mk1 18t or v5 sport though.
Totally agree, my daily is a 180bhp 18t😎 which is why I’d like a bug with one and a remap. Total sleeper!Get anything with the 18t BAM engine and tune it to 300hp for smiles per hour.
Takes the sting out of the extortionate road tax.